Jeff Popick, manager of USA Freedom Kids, the patriotic group of girls who sang at a Trump rally in January and went viral as a result, now plans to sue his favorite candidate, the Washington Post reports. Previously he told VICE that Trump had the potential to become "the best president we've ever had in the history of our country."
But now Popick is saying that the Trump campaign jerked him and his gaggle of singing girls around, making verbal promises that it didn't follow through on. First, he claims, the campaign promised them a table where they'd be able to pre-sell their albums following their now-infamous performance in Pensacola, in lieu of actual compensation. That didn't happen. Following that, the campaign reportedly called Popick last minute to give a performance in Des Moines, only to cancel after the girls landed, leaving Popick to cover all the costs of travel.
"This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit," Popick told the Post. "I'm not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing."
The manager and dad of one of the Freedom Kids believes he has a case. He's consulted with an attorney and plans to file a suit in the next couple of weeks, claiming he's owed a makeup performance for the canceled date in Des Moines or some form of compensation.
The girl group made headlines earlier this year for its performance of the original song "Freedom's Call," which Popick wrote. The song includes the line "President Donald Trump knows how to make America great." Reportedly USA Freedom Kids are no longer planning on releasing that song on the upcoming album, which goes on sale (sans hit) in September.
"At this point, my position is that I have no position, really," Popick said about his feelings for the Republican presidential candidate. "He might still be the best candidate as president of the United States—or not."